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Acrylic on paper laid on board
28 x 24 inches
690 Miami Circle, NE. #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
Though in every sense a contemporary painter, New York artist Marianne Gagnier has cultivated a deep imaginative connection with the work of several great French and Italian artists of the 17th century. In their work Gagnier has found, in the words of one New York critic, “rich visual inspiration for a contemporary urban theatre of memory and imagination.” The idealized landscapes of these masters suggest a mythical world in total harmony—Arcadia. But, as Gagnier knows, the perfect sapphire skies or rosy dawns belie a human drama that is at the heart of their pictures. And it is this contradiction between the beauty all around and the turmoil within that finds eloquent voice in Marianne Gagnier’s work.
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